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Mar 26, 2007 08:20 AM

Paris Food Markets

I'll be in Paris this wknd and would love to check out some of the street markets- it's been a few years since I was there so if anyone could recommend Saturday and Sunday markets they love, that would be great-- personal favorites in the past have been the rue mouffetard, rue cler, the market at the motte picquet metro stop...


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    1. re: Alice Letseat

      Could someone please tell me where in Le Marais the Sunday market is? I would like to go there tomorrow.

      1. re: luckygirl

        The market near Le Marais on the Blvd Richard Lenoir, starts from Pl. de la Bastille; open morning.

    2. The Market on the Boulevard Raspail is an Organic one on Sunday!

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      1. re: ChefJune

        There is a market Tues-Thurs-Sat. at Maubert-Mutualite, 5th, on the Blvd St.Germain

        1. re: JimD

          This is my favorite. It is relatively small, mostly food related, with excellent local offerings. Four months ago we picked up herbs, sandwiches, wine, flowers, foie gras, cheeses and raspberries. And we think of it everytime we use a tin of foie gras or herbs du Provence for an evening meal.

          1. re: pilaf

            Rue Poncelet is a small permanent market with some street vendors. It's also home to a little shop called Brullerie des Ternes which has wonderful coffee and tea, decaf, too.

        2. re: ChefJune

          On Sunday there is the 'Marche Bastille" (bd Richard-Lenoir 11eme). This one of the largest in Paris and popular. It is pretty much 100% food, starts early and runs to 2:00pm (although they do start packing at 1:00) - all the usual stalls: fruit, veg, cheese, meat, fish, flowers, organic etc. and well priced.

          The organic market on Raspail is good - however a little expensive, and quite small compared to Bastille - I tend to use it if I am feeling lazy and can't be bothered to walk to Bastille as I live in the 7eme.

          1. re: PhilD

            For luckygirl

            Here's the list of the markets in Paris (food and non-food) listed by arrondissement:

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          1. OR, you could go here for a complete list and see what's what. Just remember that things close down sooner than the posted end times. Go early!